Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fun With Daily Doodles on The Ipad

or should I have titled that "obsessed with ipad drawing" because I can't seem to put my ipad down and stop with the doodling and the apps.

thanks to Will Terry sharing his video demo  using procreate app

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Remarkable Ways To Share Our Stories Through Art

I went to see the art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, titled Fabric of Survival,at the Columbus Museum of Art and what was particularly interesting is why and what age Esther started making these  Embroidered Story Panels.
The exhibit was stunning, and also a reminder that it's never too late to find a way to share our stories, be it through photography, embroidery, paint or drawing.
18 tips for telling a story through an artwork
I found this wonderful link on accessart  that shares how to create mixed media embroidery to tell stories and a simple activity for children (and for adults ;).

Telling stories with Sand Animation
A picture is worth a thousands words and digital photography school shares a few tips on how you too can tell a story with photos. 

 I mixed photography and embroidery  to tell a little about the Jafagirl Yarnbombing Story in Yellow Springs Ohio 
The Yum Yum Pole on Dayton Street
Photograph glued to wood and covered in epoxy resin and hand embroidery attached to dowel

Friday, June 05, 2015

Breathe New Life Into Your Art and Gain Confidence Drawing on The Ipad

For all the drawing I've done I still face  trepidation and hesitation when faced with a white sheet of paper or a blank canvas. Making a mess of it always lurking  in the back of my mind. Of course we can erase or tear it up, or paint over it and there is certainly value in making mistakes in art and learning how to fix it.

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep" ~ Scott Adams

This is where the Ipad comes in, because somehow it has freed me up to experiment and become a lot looser in my drawing. I don't have the nagging thoughts lurking in the background when using the Ipad. I can draw it, erase it, tweak it, add to it, put it through apps, manipulate it and make a thorough mess. Each step in the process I am figuring out what works and what doesn't work  with the knowledge that I can go back to the basic drawing that I saved and start the process all over again.
drawing on the ipad

 I started with pro finger sketch, then put the chair through the DistressedFX (review on apphotography) filter. With the filter I added an image underneath the chair drawing giving it those colours. I then used Distressed FX to add the dog to the chair, save it, then added yet another photo underneath the dog sitting on the chair.
distressed fx and pro finger sketch


For iphone photography reviews and tips check out Appotography. I upload my iphone pics to
 my ipad and use as layers for drawings.

30 cool examples of artwork on ipad at todayinart.

Distressed FX flickr page

How inspiring is the amazing work of
Kyle Lambert's painting using Procreate

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cheers Jafabrit

Disclaimer: I am not being paid or receiving any benefits for sharing the links and info, this post is purely my personal opinion and experience.